Photo Gallery: Anybody who doesn’t know their Polonez from their Syrenka should head to Żeran to learn all about post-war Polish cars.
The jewels come from Poland’s Golden Age in the 16th century when the Jagiellonians were in charge, and the 17th century when Poland reached the largest size in its history under the Vasa dynasty. “The heightened security provides a sense that something truly remarkable is on display,” says TFN’s Stuart Dowell who got a behind-the-scenes sneak peak.
Warsaw’s Relax cinema, which when built was the modernist cinema in the capital boasting a string of premieres and state-of-the-art features, has been saved from destruction after the regional conservator of monuments stepped in saying the building has “artistic, historical and scientific value.”
The pilots led by adventurer Romuald Koperski will be flying an old 1946 Soviet biplane and say the 200-hour flight first done by aviator Bolesław Orliński will take over a month to complete.
Lead archeologist Dr Krzysztof Babraj from the Museum of Archaeology in Kraków said: “The older church is underneath the basilica, which was destroyed by an earthquake. The form of its limestone walls, along with ceramic and glass fragments found inside the ruins, indicate that the church dates back to the mid-4th Century.”
The armoured warriors who use middleage styles and tactics competed in sword and shield, long-sword, polearm and melee events, traditionally called buhurts.
Considered the father of Polish boxing, Feliks ‘Papa’ Stamm masterminded the development of the sport in Poland, coaching dozens of Olympic and European Championship medallists whilst, simultaneously, returning pride and hope to a nation under Soviet suppression.
The annual museum night has become something of an institution in the capital with people eager to grab a piece of night-time culture.
On May 16, 1944, the Germans intended to liquidate the Gypsy Camp by murdering the prisoners. Around 6,500 Sinti and Roma are believed to have been gassed at that time, but the SS’s plans were thwarted by the revolt.
Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski and US Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher unveiled a plaque dedicated to US President Thomas Woodrow Wilson in Warsaw on Wednesday.